This presentation is for buyers and sellers of translation and interpreting businesses. The goal of the presentation is to offer tools for evaluating whether your “buyer” or “seller” is the right fit for you. The “mergers and acquisition” process is challenging, and many of these problems do not surface until after completing the deal. The content of this presentation is around finding and resolving the unseen problems. Examples include assessing cultural fit, determining client retention, and evaluating financial trends and personnel turnover.
Michael Klinger has been involved with the globalization industry since 1991. He currently owns Anzu Global, which provides brokerage services and staffing for the localization and translation industry. Current staffing clients include Google, Apple, eBay, and LinkedIn. Mr. Klinger works with many of the larger and mid-sized LSP “buyers” and represents many smaller single language vendors and multi language vendors who are “sellers.” Prior to this, Mr. Klinger was managing director of the Globalization Practice of what is now Experis (formerly Venturi-Comsys-Manpower). He received his MBA from Northeastern and began as a French-English, Spanish-English interpreter for business associates.